Learning

The staff are very hands on and do lots of different activities which involve the children.’ St Mary’s parent

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We are an exceptional learning community and aim to develop an active, curious and analytical mind in every student which stays with them for life.

Expert teachers guide students through proven school-wide teaching practices where core skills are built in numeracy and literacy. These skills are enhanced by specialist lessons designed to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

We offer a wide range of co-curricular activities across sport, technology, the arts and more to enable students to experience success outside the classroom.

The pastoral care program at St Mary’s also supports young people through their primary school journey, with them emerging as confident and resilient learners ready to enter high school.

A St Mary's School education reflects Catherine McAuley’s educational vision for the pursuit of excellence, justice for all and the service of others.

‘The school is very good at acknowledging student achievement and sharing this with the school community - as a parent I appreciate that.’ St Mary’s parent

Annual awards program celebrates excellent student achievement

The annual awards program at St Mary’s School acknowledges and celebrates the excellent student achievement in the school year. All students are encouraged to strive for their personal best with a range of awards being given.

Prep to Year 6

  • Achievement in Christian Living – awarded for Christian spirit
  • Encouragement Award for Persistence – awarded for improvement in all areas of learning

Year 1 to Year 6

  • Outstanding Effort Award – outstanding capacity for having a go

Year 2 to Year 6

  • Achievement in English – awarded for outstanding ability in the area of English
  • Achievement in Mathematics – outstanding ability in the area of Mathematics
  • Mary O’Connell Sports Award – for exemplary commitment to sport

Year 4 students

  • Sophie Boot Award – awarded for showing a passion in the Arts

Year 6 students

  • Mary O’Connell Citizenship Award – awarded for excellence in community service
  • Nancy Lines Outstanding Achievement Award – awarded for excellence in participating in all areas of school life
  • Ann Foster Academic Award – awarded for outstanding academic ability